Advanced Placement (AP) / Capstone Program

El Toro High School is committed to every student’s success. We believe access to rigorous coursework such as Advanced Placement® (AP®) plays an important role in that success.

ETHS proudly offers the following AP Courses:
  • Arts: Art History, Studio Art: 2D
  • Capstone: Seminar, Research
  • English: English Language and Composition/Seminar, English Literature and Composition
  • History and Social Sciences: Human Geography, Psychology, United States History, World History, U.S. Government, Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, Statistics
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics
  • World languages: French Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture


AP Test Registration

AP exam registration for El Toro High School will end at 3:00 p.m. on November 1, 2019.


AP Capstone Program Overview

AP Capstone is an innovative program that allows students to engage in rigorous college-level study of the critical skills necessary for success in college. The Program of study includes a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research and four additional AP courses taken throughout grades 9-12.

AP Capstone Curriculum is Seminar and Research class along with 4 additional AP courses

Please visit College Board: AP Capstone website for more information.

AP Seminar

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The AP Seminar class will be offered as a part of our AP Language & Composition course beginning in Fall 2018. Students are expected to take this English class in their junior year.

AP Research

AP Research requirements

AP International Diploma

The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. (It is not a substitute for a high school diploma.)

APID Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must score a 3 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams.
  • Exams taken multiple times only count onceā€”the highest score will be used for award calculation.
  • Students attending a school within the U.S. must indicate on their AP Exam answer sheet that their scores will be sent to a university outside the U.S.
  • Exams must fulfill the following content areas:

Area 1: 2 World Languages:

  1. English Language and Composition OR Literature/Comp
  2. Chinese, French, or Spanish Language and Culture

Area 2: 1 Class with a Global Perspective

  1. Human Geography, Art History, World History, or Environmental Science

Area 3: 1 Math or Science

  1. Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science Principles
  2. Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics

Area 4: 1 other AP course offered EXCEPT English

Contact Information

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